Hello and welcome

The Bedford Steam Engine Preservation Society was formed by a few stalwart steam enthusiasts on 27th February 1956 and has grown over the years into one of the largest preservation societies in the country. Our first steam rally was at Woburn Park back in 1957. The Society now hosts four annual events, a Road Run, a Steam Apprentice Driving Weekend, our main event the Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fayre in September, and a Dinner and Dance in November. The society also gives support and guidance to members who run their own smaller events. Please browse our pages to find out more of who we are and what we do.

Recent Activities

Annual Road Run 21st June 2014

The Society member's steam engines and vintage vehicles take to the road.

Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fayre 2014

The Society's Annual Steam Rally

Traction Engine Rides

Traction Engine Rides in Beautiful Bedfordshire.

Event Galleries

Picture and event reports from Society and supported events.

Member's Activities

Some members are actively engaged in all sorts of preservation projects and maintenance of steam engines, vintage equipment, and machinery from a bygone age.

BSEPS Membership

Interested in steam engines and their preservation? Why not join BSEPS? Membership is open to everyone, you don't have to live in Bedfordshire to join us.

Upcomming Events

Pre-book you admission tickets to the 2015 Bedfordshire Steam & Country Fayre and save money on the entrance prices.

Monthly Meetings

The Society holds informal monthly meetings at The Clubhouse, Biggleswade Rugby Club, Langford Road, Biggleswade, Beds. SG18 9RA (Google map). Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month from around 7.30 p.m. If it falls on a Bank Holiday we hold the meeting on the second Monday of the month.

Annual Road Run

Due to a shortage of weekends that don't clash this summer, our Annual Road Run (usually held mid-June) may move to later in the season this year, further details will be published when known.

Steam Apprentice Club Driving Weekend

This year the Society will again be hosting a Steam Apprentice Club Driving Weekend, on the 18th & 19th April 2015. All entrants must book in through the SAC and again numbers will be limited. As always we will be looking for support from those who can bring engines of any size! https://www.facebook.com/SteamApprenticeClub